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South By Southwest 2009 New Music Round-up part 3

Yesterday me and ex-Radar Ed Alex Miller had some Mexican brunch then took a cab out of town to one of a chain of...

South By Southwest 2009 – New Music Round-Up Part 2

Today I decided to venture further afar. In fact that's a total lie, I just had no idea how far away the venue I...

South By Southwest 2009 – New Band Round-Up Part 1

SXSW is a terrible thing if you've never been. It's this fabled code word whose utterance brings forth choruses of faux-orgasmic rapture from whichever...

Aaron LaCrate And Verb’s Baltimore Crack Music

Proving once and for all that drugs and violence are both very cool individually, and that when put together they're an indestructibly edgy intertwined...

Samsung NME Radar Tour – Exclusive Free Downloads

The Radar tour got announced this week. Had it been full of bands I didn't like I'd be in a very sticky position now,...

Passion Pit – Can’t Cook Won’t Cook – Video Interview

This week's magazine Radar section is fronted by these sensible looking chaps. Don't be fooled by their 'half-cute guy who works behind the counter...

Fol Chen – The Audio Equivalent To A Kiwi Cooler?

So it was my first NME Awards last night. Still walking around with a vaguely unsettling inane grin across my face after sitting front...

From The Brit Awards To By:Larm Festival, Norway

On Thursday night I went to a few Brit Awards after parties. Which, was, kinda fun I guess, but also left me with a...

The Temper Trap – Saviours Of Enormo-Indie?

Enormo-indie (aka new era rock'n'roll custom-built for sports wear-sponsored stadia) has taken a bit of a knock of late. Razorlight's album flopped, as did Keane's....

Put A Donk On It – Blackout Crew’s New Documentary

“Donk” is the sound you get when you whack a drainpipe with a table tennis paddle. Somehow that sound worked its way onto an...
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